I'm finally convincing my girls that they don't need to brood here, although my little Sebrights are being stubborn. They puff out like little tiny turkeys and give me the full range of angry noises whenever I take them out of their nests. They've been brooding invisible eggs, too.
We got our garden going earlier this week. Lots and lots and LOTS of tomatoes over here! My sister and I kind of went nuts picking out the tomatoes, but there were so many varieties. She got these rainbow ones and a heritage stripey kind, and I had to get Old Germans and these pink ones (I think they were called Pink Ladies or something like that?). And the basics, of course, cherries and big boys. We'll be up to our necks in tomatoes this summer, but at least the hens will be happy to take care of the extras.
Precious I guess they're well protected with 3 mommas!
Oh, poor thing! This makes me so sad to read, and yet happy at the same time that you rescued her. Ugh, stuff like this! I think if I had shelter for other animals, I'd be way too tempted to rescue all of them! This is why I don't go to swaps anymore.
I don't know what's with the blue text. When I click on it, it opens the picture from your post of the chick peeking out from under the broody. It quoted really weird, too. Odd.
I'm very surprised she made it through giving birth, even with the vets help.
I don't go to the auction much any more, any time I do I come home with what DH calls "Mom's charity cases " but I have been lucky and more has lived then died, A good thing!! but I am really out of room so I have been staying home. I need about 100 acers and a few million bucks to pay for it all and I would be in 7th heaven... lol critters everywhere
I know what you mean it's like chicken math but with added sympathy. I went to an auction last night to get some eggs for the 'bator came back with null. just thankful I was going to hatch some out for a friend but saw so many birds that I was happy I knew I had no space for them so I couldn't buy....